Sunday, 2 August 2015

1st Group of Departing Missionaries

My heart is full. Four weeks have passed since our arrival in Ogden. Each day new miracles have occurred. One of the miracles I'm reflecting on this evening is how the capacity to love can build exponentially when the spirit is present. It certainly "teaches all things and brings all things to our remembrance." John 14:26

I love our departing missionaries. I don't know how I can really love them after interacting with them just a handful of times, but I do. Elder And Sister Merx from Roy, Utah who served in the office. Elder Gallagher from Texas. Elder Gilland from Virginia, Sister Forte from Florida, Sister Boman from Texas, Sister Magsayo from the Phillipines, Elder Vetuski from Texas, Elder McGrath from Arizona, Elder Jones from Georgia, Elder Sheppard from the UK, Sister Goormastic from Connecticut, Sister Pitt from Hawaii, Sister Katich from Alabama, Elder Gordon from Washington, The common thread in each of their departing testimonies is the love and testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ. They love Him, they know Him, they teach of Him and they testify of Him, and there is tremendous power in their testimonies as a result. I am privileged to serve alongside them. 


  1. Love Sister Forte!! Her dad was our Bishop when we joined the church. Her brother was one of Elder Halls best friends in Florida! I was Sister Fortes YW leader. She is so special!

  2. You may have lost Elder Gilland back to the Newport News Virginia Stake, but you have gained Elder Stoner to take his place! I know he has some big shoes to fill 😊.